Borrego Solar Systems, Inc., a leading national engineering, financing, design, construction, operation and maintenance firm concentrating on the development of solar energy systems for the commercial, utility, and public sectors, seeks a Solar Electrician to join our team working out of the Syracuse, NY area.
Teamwork, integrity, a passion for sustainable energy, and an ability to generate and manage change is what drives our company’s success. We are seeking an experienced, motivated and well organized professional whose dedication and leadership will help propel the company to achieve its most important goals.
About the Position: The Solar Electrician will work with the Regional O&M manager, the Director of O&M, and the O&M data asset manager to reduce plant downtime, improve system performance through preventative measures, and increase Borrego customer satisfaction through quality service and professional behavior. The Solar Electrician is one of the most experienced employees in the field and responsible for leading and training any team members assigned to the team. A Solar Electrician maintains a state or local electrical license.
Safety is a core value in Borrego Solar and the Solar Electrician must:
· Read, understand and sign all safety procedures.
· Attend weekly safety meetings.
· Receive, inspect, and maintain all required PPE.
· Complete all required safety training.
· Ensure every safety incident known to the employee is reported timely and accurately.
· Ensure every safety incident involving the employee is fully investigated, documented and corrective actions are implemented.
Position Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
· Demonstrate integrity, strong initiative, work ethic, as well as a focus on safety and quality of work on a continuous basis.
· Supervise, lead, and train any Solar Technician 1 or Solar Technician 2 team member assigned to work with the Solar Electrician.
· Perform Preventive Maintenance on solar and battery installations in accordance with Borrego, customer, and OEM standards.
· Perform Corrective Maintenance on solar and battery installations in accordance with Borrego, customer, and OEM standards, ensuring that the root cause has been identified and corrected.
· Ensure that work being performed in the area meets or exceeds Borrego Solar O&M standards.
· Complete assigned task safely, correctly, and within the allotted time.
· Ensure all PPE, tools, and equipment assigned to the employee are accounted for, maintained in good condition, repaired or replaced as required.
· Interface with SCADA/DAS systems to understand onsite issue with the ability to communicate to both management and customers.
· Correctly document all work in a Service Visit and Case within Borrego Solar’s CMMS. Correct documentation includes proper grammar and spelling, photography, thermal photography, and completion of checklists.
· Provide technical support for customer issues as requested.
· Such other duties and responsibilities as may be determined by the Area Supervisor or Regional Manager.
Desired Skills and Experience:
· High school diploma or equivalent.
· Must be able to pass a criminal background and motor vehicle record check.
· State or Local Electrical license.
· Ability to communicate in English both orally and writing
· Excellent organizational and leadership skills
· Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
· Basic computer operation skills and familiarity with internet based program navigation and SalesForce systems.
· Proven experience understanding and implementing OSHA regulations.
· Ability to read, interpret and understand basic drawings and schematics.
· Knowledge and understanding of solar plant construction and comprehension of how onsite equipment interacts with the overall plant.
· Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot and repair SCADA/DAS systems which are used to monitor and report onsite performance.
· Knowledge of and ability to perform IV Curve tracing, determine if an issue exists and repair it.
· Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot and repair major solar plant components (e.g. central and string inverters, transformers, combiner and re-combiner boxes, switch gears, PV modules, etc.)
· Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot and repair major battery storage components (e.g. central and string inverters, transformers, combiner and re-combiner boxes, switch gears, battery banks, etc.)
· Complete courses and maintain advanced inverter certifications.
· May be required to travel up to 50% of the time.
· Required to work more than 90% of the time in the field performing Preventive and Corrective Maintenances.
· Work in a fast changing environment which may require quick decisions with limited processes and procedures.
· Ability to drive a vehicle.
· Ability to stand for long periods of time.
· Ability to walk distances up to 5 miles in a day.
· Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, and the like, maintaining 3 points of contact.
· Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discriminations in sound.
· Ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow or slippery surfaces.
· Required to have visual acuity which includes depth perception, field of vision and the ability to distinguish between colors.
· Ability to work in outside environments which may include but are not limited to, extreme heat (temperatures above 100°F) or extreme cold (temperatures below 32°F) for periods of more than one hour.
· Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.